Rock-Relief of Tar...dunni, Darband-i Belula

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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This rock-relief depicts a triumphant warrior. Before him, two captives (probably Hurrians) can be seen. The Akkadian cuneiform inscription on the right side mentions the name of the warrior as "Tar...dunni", son of Ikki. The names of the gods, Shamash and Adad, were mentioned also. "Tar...dunni" might have been a local king, prince, ruler, or a high-ranking official, probably Lullubian. The exact dates of these individuals and their lives are unknown.

Darband-i Belula (Belula Pass), Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan. Akkadian period, 2350-2006 BCE.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, May 29). Rock-Relief of Tar...dunni, Darband-i Belula. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10808/rock-relief-of-tardunni-darband-i-belula/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Rock-Relief of Tar...dunni, Darband-i Belula." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 May 2019. Web. 21 Jun 2021.